Shop Talk: Versace Arrives in the Bay Area + Iconic Rock Art

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If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.


Italian luxury house Versace now has a store in Westfield Valley Fair. Shop the line's bold accessories, clothing, handbags and more at the new Santa Clara location. // 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., westfield.com, www.versace.com

Crap doesn't sound like a fashionable word, unless you're talking about Crap Eyewear. The fun, indie brand is having a party with Azalea, on Saturday July 11, to kick off the summer, and you're invited. Save 15% off all eyewear while jamming to the tunes of The Paranoyds, TogetherPangea, The She's, and The Crap Eyewear DJs. Enjoy free suds from Fort Point, It's It ice cream, Casey's Pizza, and food from the J-Shack Food Trucks.  // 12-5pm, Proxy SF, 432 Octavia St, proxysf.net

San Francisco-based, island-inspired shoe brand Blu Kicks has just opened its first stand-alone brick-and-mortar shop in coastal Tiburon. Pick up beachy staples like their easy, breezy shoes; "Play Hookie” tees; and roomy totes. // Blu Kicks Summer Shop, 46 Main St., Tiburon, blukicks.com

The Podolls boutique understands a San Franciscan's need for fashion. Stop by the Summer Bazaar, this Saturday, July 11, from 10am-6pm, for summer sale items such as local jewelry designer Sarah Swell showcasing her latest collection, and Radiant Human taking aura photographs. We feel centered already. // Podolls SF, 3985 24th St., shopthepodolls.com

This Saturday, from 11am-7pm, the San Rafael Rocks Block Party will celebrate all things rock art. The annual summer art show presented by The Rock Poster Society, Rock Art by the Bay, will exhibit 30 of the world's renowned rock poster artists. The Art of Rock Legends benefit exhibition, featuring artwork by iconic '60s musicians, such as Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and Jimi Hendrix, will also be open. 
The live soundtrack for your day comes courtesy of Todo Santos, The Four Dewdrops, San Geronimo, The Dead League, and a special jam session. DrawBridge, "a Bay Area arts program serving over 900 homeless and underserved children each year," offers something fun for the kids with free art activities. Food from local restaurants, as well as a beer and wine garden, rounds out the offerings. // 4th St., Downtown San Rafael, sanrafaelrocks.com 

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